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Example #1: New Single Release

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Big Kenny Announces Digital Release of ‘Cry With You’

Join Big Kenny and Become an Ambassador of Love This Monday on The Baub Show

NASHVILLE, Tenn.Feb. 15  /PRNewswire/ — Big Kenny launches record label, Glotown, in an effort to make music that changes lives. Glotown’s first online single, “Cry With You,” will debut today on The Baub Show (

Just weeks after the disaster in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, leaving thousands without a home or family, Country’s own Big Kenny headed to the Caribbean island on Jan. 20 in hopes of finding his close friend and mentor Walt Ratterman, CEO of SunEPI, who was there to campaign renewable energy in Health Clinics throughout the country and went missing after the quake. Ratterman’s remains were found last Sunday. Click here to see Big Kenny’s four-part interview upon returning from Haiti:

In celebration of Ratterman’s life, Big Kenny and Glotown are donating all proceeds above the $1 track price directly toward the Love Everybody Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at the request of the many fans who have reached out wanting to help.

Big Kenny’s single, “Cry With You,” will be released for sale today on the websites ( and and includes talent from the First String Orchestra directed by Carl Marsh, Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin and Travis McNabb and kind words by Senator Bill Frist, to name a few.

Big Kenny will join host and Internet radio sensation Bob Merrick and co-host Jessie McNamara (star of Me and My Bus) on The Baub Show Monday night at 7 p.m. PST to talk about this compassionate project and efforts to rebuild Haiti.


For Glotown:
Jenna Menking
Murph & Cassidy PR

Kellie Robinson
Whoozle Entertainment Group

The Baub Show
Baub Merrick

SOURCE: Big Kenny

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What to Write a Press Release About – Musicians, Bands, and Music Publicists

Need ideas for topics a musician or music publicist could write a press release about? Here are 50 ideas to get you started:

  1. Album Release: To announce the release of a new album or EP.
  2. Single Release: Promoting a new single.
  3. Music Video Launch: Announcing a new music video.
  4. Tour Announcement: Sharing details of an upcoming tour.
  5. Concert or Gig: Promoting a one-off concert or performance.
  6. Award Nomination/Wins: Highlighting a nomination or victory at a music award.
  7. Collaborations: Announcing a collaboration with another artist or band.
  8. Charity Work: Raising awareness for a charitable event or cause they’re supporting.
  9. New Band Member: Introducing a new member of the band.
  10. Band Breakup: Announcing a band’s split or hiatus.
  11. Merchandise: Launching a new line of merchandise.
  12. Festival Appearance: Revealing participation in a music festival.
  13. Record Label Signing: Announcing a new contract or label change.
  14. Rebranding: If the band or musician undergoes a name change or a major shift in image.
  15. Side Projects: Sharing news about members’ other endeavors.
  16. Album Anniversary: Celebrating a milestone anniversary of an iconic album.
  17. Documentary or Biopic: Announcing a documentary about the artist or band.
  18. Book Release: Promoting autobiographies, photo books, or other literature.
  19. Vinyl/Reissue: Announcing the reissue or first-time vinyl release of previous works.
  20. Music Streaming: Sharing milestones related to streaming numbers or platforms.
  21. Fan Club News: Announcing fan club events, contests, or exclusives.
  22. Endorsement Deals: Announcing partnerships with brands or products.
  23. TV/Radio Appearances: Promoting an upcoming appearance on a show or interview.
  24. Podcast Guesting: Sharing their participation in a podcast episode.
  25. Music Workshops: Announcing workshops, masterclasses, or lectures.
  26. Soundtrack Contribution: Announcing their music’s inclusion in a movie or series.
  27. Cover Art: Revealing the artwork for a new release.
  28. Crowdfunding Campaign: Starting a Kickstarter or another crowdfunding effort.
  29. Retirement: Announcing the retirement from music or touring.
  30. Live Stream Concerts: Promoting a digital performance or event.
  31. Rescheduled Events: Informing fans about changes in tour or event dates.
  32. VIP Packages: Announcing special deals or experiences for concerts.
  33. Personal News: Sharing significant personal milestones or messages.
  34. Remixes: Promoting a remixed version of a song.
  35. Studio Updates: Providing updates from the recording studio.
  36. Licensing News: Announcing their music’s use in commercials, trailers, etc.
  37. Health Updates: Addressing health concerns or updates that impact their career.
  38. Contests: Launching a fan contest or giveaway.
  39. Acoustic Versions: Announcing stripped-down versions of tracks.
  40. Fan Meetings: Promoting meet and greet events.
  41. Special Editions: Announcing deluxe or expanded editions of an album.
  42. Behind-the-Scenes: Sharing insights into the making of an album or song.
  43. Philanthropy: Announcing charitable donations or initiatives.
  44. Mobile Apps: Launching an app related to the band or musician.
  45. Virtual Reality: Promoting VR content or experiences involving their music.
  46. Music Gear: Announcing the release of signature musical equipment or gear.
  47. International Ventures: Sharing news about overseas tours or projects.
  48. Record-Breaking Achievements: Celebrating milestones or achievements in the industry.
  49. Lyric Video: Releasing a video that primarily showcases the song’s lyrics.
  50. In Memoriam: Remembering a band member or associated individual who has passed away.

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